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Director's Welcome

Hello students! For our current students: we hope your spring semester is going well. For our incoming students: welcome! We look forward to meeting and working with you over the next month. Our summer orientation leaders have been chosen and they are all very excited to work with you over the next few months. Feel free to call our office or email us if you have any questions regarding summer orientation.


Donna Gross, Director of New Student Orientation

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Academic Major Planning Guide 

Parents Guide for Undeclared Students

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Orientation Office
Shippensburg University
210 Old Main
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257-2299
Voice: 717-477-1164
FAX: 717-477-4007


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Lavell SImpkins 



Graduation Year (of College)


Extra-Curricular Activities

President of Black Student Union, Vice President of Ship Votes, Sociology Club, and Two Undergraduate Research Projects

Favorite Quote

"Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. Yeah, I've been luck, but I was prepared to be lucky." -Lavell Simpkins

Why did you choose Shippensburg?  

I decided to come to Shippensburg because of the extra-curricular program and clubs that they offered. I enjoy being active, meeting new people, and experiencing new things. Shippensburg has offered me so many leadership opportunities that will translate directly into professional position that I seek in the future. 

What is your favorite thing Ship has to offer?

Shippebsburg is a "change of pace" compared to Philadelphia, Shippensburg is much more relaxed. I find that peaceful.

If you could give any one piece of advice to incoming students, what would it be? 

Besides doing work and communicating properly, I would say don't forget to grow personally. Academics are important, but take on those academic challenges head on. Find positivity and motivation out of every obstacle you may face. College is an amazing, just make sure you enjoy the ride.